From CNET: T-Mobile and Comcast are teaming up to fight robocalls.
The companies said Wednesday they're rolling out a feature that protects consumers from robocalls and spam across their networks. It uses the Stir/Shaken standards recommended by the Federal Communications Commission to spot authentic calls.
The verification feature is already available for T-Mobile customers and will come later this year for Comcast Xfinity Voice home phone service customers. It'll mean T-Mobile customers can be assured calls from Comcast home phones aren't from a scammer spoofing a number, and vice versa, the companies say.
"Robocalls and spam calls are an industry-wide problem, and we've got to join forces to keep consumers
protected," T-Mobile CEO John Legere said in a statement. "Today, we're the first to cross industry lines to do just that."
T-Mobile also said Caller Verified, its implementation of Stir/Shaken, is now available on 10 phones, including the LG G8 ThinQ and the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10E and S10 Plus. It'll soon be available on the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Galaxy A6. Customers with the most recent software update will see "Caller Verified" show up on their screen when they get authentic calls from T-Mobile's network and Comcast's Xfinity Voice home phone service.
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